In order for the nomination to be considered, materials submitted in support of the nominations must relate to activities that took place between February 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016.
Nominations may be submitted in multiple categories, however each submission requires an entry form per category.
The judging committee is solely responsible for selecting winners, except for the Joyce Borden-Reed Award. CSCS staff and board members will not be directly or indirectly involved in nominating companies, selecting the shortlist, or choosing winners. The judges’ decision is final and no negotiation will be entered into.
For all categories the nominee must submit an executive summary outlining achievements and addressing each specific criteria as outlined in the nomination brief. The summary must include a description not only on the specific criteria but must explain why the company/individual/program is unique and what makes it “the best.” This should include a narrative of not only what was done but “how” and “why”. The judging panel requires a clear and consistent explanation of what differentiates the nominee from its peers. The executive summary is limited to 750 words.
If including supporting materials please direct judges to specific sections/pages that best support your submission. Be as accurate, specific and brief as possible.
You may nominate yourself or an organization other than your own. In either case, the executive summary needs to be submitted as described above, including the relevant supporting materials. The nominee(s) will also need to complete and sign the standard entry form indicating their consent to be considered in the judging process. If a nomination is submitted for another organization or individual(s) and the nominating party wishes to remain anonymous, please make a note of this on the summary form and CSCS will follow up with the nominee(s) directly for their consent and materials.
Nominees submitting materials to multiple categories should consider the following list as a basic reference.
Supporting materials may include Fairness Opinions, Competitive Market Research, independent Pay-for-Performance Assessments. The nominee should also discuss its use of and/or policy toward employment contracts, discretionary grants, severance and change of control agreements, clawbacks and other compensation tools.
Best Overall Corporate Governance
Annual reports, compliance program and procedures, ethics policies, FCPA and anti-fraud reports, IR website, proxy statements, executive and CEO compensation strategy, responses to governance challenges, complaints and investigations.
The identities of individuals and organizations entered in the nominations for the EG Awards will be kept confidential. No public disclosure of nominations or nominees will be made with the exception of those companies that are selected for the shortlist in each category and of those companies that are selected as the winners.
Any nomination submitted and its supporting material will be kept confidential by CSCS and its judging panel.
Nomination materials (electronic or hard copy) submitted will be destroyed after the Awards have been presented, unless the nominee(s) request the return of materials at the time of entry via the entry form.